Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Apr 2012 20:58 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Canonical team has released Ubuntu 12.04 - a new long term support release. The biggest new feature is the HUD, an addition to the traditional application menu system, where you can search for the actions you want to perform instead of having to hunt for them in menus. Unity overall has been improved, and I must say that even though this new release is simply not at all ready for Asus ZenBooks, Unity runs perfectly well on it, and to my own shock and surprise, I'm slowly warming up to it. It's starting to make sense, it looks nice (especially after some custom tweaking), has become a lot more configurable, and it's really, really, really fast.
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It's getting better....
by Zaitch on Thu 26th Apr 2012 22:32 UTC
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Either the developers are getting it right or I'm getting soft in my old age, but Unity seems considerably less awful (in a test VM at least) than the first time I tried it. I can't put my finger on why though.

I've been "stuck" on 11.04 / gnome 2.x terrified of upgrading but this one might persuade me.

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